Crunchy Raspberry Creams & a Little Giveaway

I've had a rather busy couple of weeks. I had a few cookery demonstrations, some book signings, a couple of talks and generally lots of Apron Strings-related business to keep me on my toes. Tomorrow I'm heading to Dublin for Bloom, in the park. The boys and I are looking forward to getting a few gardening tips while nibbling on some goodies from the always impressive food village.

Today I'd like to share with you a recipe from the book, that would make for a decadent yet simple dessert. It's one that both young and old enjoy in my house. If you are planning on partaking in a little entertaining over the bank holiday weekend, or maybe you would just like to treat yourself to something nice. Well then, this dessert is for you.



Ingredients
225g raspberries, fresh or frozen
100g caster sugar
150ml whipped cream
75ml Greek yogurt
4 meringue nests
150g raspberries, chopped, plus a few for decorating
Mint leaves, optional

Method
1. Place the raspberries out flat on a large dish. Evenly sprinkle over the caster sugar. Leave for an hour, or until the sugar has been well absorbed by the raspberries.
2. Place the raspberry and sugar mixture into a liquidiser or blender and purée until smooth. Pass the puréed raspberries through a sieve to remove the seeds.
3. In a bowl, combine the cream with the Greek yogurt and gently fold in the raspberry purée.
4. Crumble the meringues into the raspberry cream and add the chopped raspberries. Gently fold all the ingredients together.
5. Spoon into 4 individual glasses, and either serve straight away or refrigerate for a
couple of hours. Before serving, decorate with some raspberries and a sprig of mint.




Apron Strings is filtering into shops and should be available nationwide within the next few days. Already I've received some really lovely feedback and to my absolute delight Mr. John McKenna gave Apron Strings the most beautiful review imaginable. Have a little read of it here - {http://www.guides.ie/megabites/book-review-apron-stings-john-mckenna}

To celebrate the release of the book my eleven year old son, Jack, has made a very nice new site, to give an idea of what the book is all about. While my husband shot and edited a short promotional video. Check it out here - ApronStrings.ie

Book Giveaway
Since we are in the mood for celebrating, I'd like to offer three readers of the blog the opportunity to win a copy each of Apron Strings. All you have to do, to be in with a chance of winning, is leave a comment in the box below. All names will be put in the hat and the winner will be picked at random on Tuesday the 4th of June 2013.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: you must be a resident of Ireland (north or south); you must be over 18; no cash alternative is possible, the competition will close at 6pm on Tuesday 4th JuneAll entered names will be put in the hat and the winners will be picked at random and will be contacted via email {please ensure that I'll be able to contact you}. I will post the winners' names in the next blog post.


Best of luck and have a great weekend!

33 Comments:

Aoife - Babaduck said...

Oh Nessa, I'm a sucker for anything with raspberry!

laura banks said...

ooh yummy sounds lovely its making my mouth water

Dermie O' Sullivan said...

Lovely recipe & beautiful imagery. I'd love to enter the competition. Thanks, Dermie

Smbumblebee said...

This sounds like such a lovely summer dessert, will definitely try it out. Congrats on the book launch!

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Lisa said...

That's def a recipe to try over the long weekend!!best of luck with the book,it looks fantastic. If I don't win it here, ill def be out buying it :)

Tracy Tucker said...

Nice job Jack!
Looking forward to reading the book.
Congratulations!!

Girlwiththeskew-earring said...

Raspberries, yoghurt, cream... Meringue!!!!! Heaven!

Congrats on the book Lady! all the hard work has paid off!

SandiMo said...

Can't wait to try out the recipes, they look totally delish. Am sure the book will be a great success.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Oh how I wish I lived in Ireland. The dessert looks delicious and so colorful.

Zoë said...

Such beautiful presentation! What a wonderful weekend for Bloom too. Enjoy :)

U.Kavanagh said...

Nessa, sincere congratulations on the book launch - it looks really fab as does that scrumptious dessert ;)

Anri mc hugh said...

Congrats on the book, when will it be hitting the shelfs in OZ?

Helen O' Shea said...

Congrats on the Book. It's going to be a massive success x x My friend got it as a pressie and ssays it's the best yet! Can't wait to get my own copy x x Congratulations againx x x Love your receipies x x

journeyingbeyondbreastcancer.com said...

Congratulations again on the book. This recipe is perfect for Sunday lunch today - have all the ingredients to hand.. now all I need is some sunshine ;-)

Jessie said...

Sounds lovely! Congratulations on the book and thanks for the chance to win :)

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The Purple Page said...

That sounds like a fab recipe ,perfect for summer. And I wouldn't say no to a book giveaway since I haven't managed to get my hands on it yet :) Hope you enjoyed Bloom went on Thursday and it's such a fab day out.

supermar said...

Looks like a gorgeous book Nessa, well done! Would make a perfect addition to compliment my own apron strings ;)

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Farmer Mel said...

Lovely recipe Nessa , sowed our first raspberry bush last summer and its flying! Congratulations on the book. Lovely to have them all together.

Jo Drinan said...

Looks delish. Well done & best of luck with the book

evelyn corry said...

Looks like it will get tons and tons of use, would certainly love to win one. Thank you :)

Trish McGrath said...

Congrats - first of many books I hope! Love the blog!

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Siobhan said...

Beautiful dessert... perfect for this gorgeous sunny June day... would so love a copy of your book. Siobhan :)

French foodie in Dublin said...

I'd love to win your book and recreate your recipes! Beautiful dessert, pics and props, well done Nessa :)

Joan said...

Lovely Recipe, missed the launch 😌and can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

Adrienne Byrne said...

An ideal dessert for a sunny day like today.

Unknown said...

Congratulations Nessa on 'Apron Strings'. The book looks gorgeous. I've tried a number of recipes on your blog over the last few months and they've been delicious. Your photos are gorgeous too - full of lovely ideas for decorating and serving food. Can't wait to get a copy of your book. Wishing you lots of success with it.

Letitia Duggan said...

Congratulations on your book. Your website is amazing and this rasberry dessert is one more for myself and my 5year old son this weekend. :-)

Claire Wills said...

This recipe looks gorgeous - I can't wait to try it out. I'm new to your blog but already have a long list of new recipes to make!

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